Well, it’s just about that time of year again for March Madness to take over the big screens! From March 19 – April 8, expect your favourite sports bars to have these games running all day every day. And what goes better with watching college basketball than spicy wings, saucy pizza and a good cold beer? Not much! Whether you love the game, filled out a bracket or you’re always just down to hang out with your friends, there will be plenty of local pubs and bars playing this year’s March Madness games for all to see.
Not a huge sports fan? No worries! Check out these cozy hangouts and indulge in some comfort food while bae watches the game.
Home & Away
Fried chicken, loaded nachos, cold beer and pub games to play during half time? Yes, Home & Away really does have it all.
Side Street Bar & Grill
Conveniently located in the heart of Kensington, you can walk, bike, drive or take transit to this popular sports joint. For deals on wings, pizza, wine, ribs, you name it – visit their website here!
Buffalo Wild Wings
Come for the game, stay for the wings! With so many flavours to choose from, you’ll want to try them all.
Atlas Pizza & Sports Bar
The name really says it all. Serving Calgary’s best pizza since 1975, this cool hangout is great for groups of two or twenty ready to chow down and cheer on their favourite team – check it out!
The games are always on at Moose’s – no matter which TV you look at! Enjoy a hearty plate of nachos, cold beer and a round of pool during halftime for the full sports bar experience.
Pop’s Taphouse & Grill
Where good times and good food come together. With specials running every day, you can indulge in schooners of beer, unlimited tacos, deep fried perogies or discounted bottles of wine certain days of the week. Check out their menu here.
Shanks Sports Bar
Now serving up pulled pork poutine – what else could leave you feeling this full during hours and hours of college ball? With two locations in Calgary, you can hit up this pub no matter where you live.
Bootlegger’s Sports Bar & Karaoke
Come for the game, stay for the karaoke! Whether your team wins or loses, finish off the evening by belting out you favourite Back Street Boys song or singing along to Titanic’s My Heart Will Go On.
The options are endless – Happy March Madness Calgary!
Kelsey is the Editorial & Events Manager for Date Night. Monday-Friday she works as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, providing writing, editing and digital marketing services for small businesses here in YYC. When she’s not busy writing about our city, you can usually find her trying the newest fitness studio, exploring the Rockies or chasing the sun – whether here in AB or halfway across the world.